Gun-Related Domestic Violence Calls Are Up 74% | Care2 Causes

From 2016 to 2017, the National Domestic Violence Hotline recorded a 74 percent increase in calls from domestic violence victims seeking help for abuse involving guns.

CEO Katie Ray-Jones called it a “sharp increase” which demonstrates the “many ways in which abuse plays out in a relationship where domestic violence is present.”

This increase is despite laws preventing domestic abusers from owning guns. The problem, though, is not that criminals simply ignore the law, rather that the laws we have aren’t strong enough.

via Gun-Related Domestic Violence Calls Are Up 74% | Care2 Causes